Sunday, October 23, 2011


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Rules of Happiness - Appreciate Both Sides of the Coin

“You don’t know when you’ve hit a peak
until you’re coming down. And you don’t
know when you’ve hit a trough until you’re
climbing out. It’s all good” – David Brent

The world is crammed full of “opposites.”

In order to have hot, you must have cold. In order to have
light, you must also have dark. In order to have up, you must
have down.

Right? They’re opposites. One can’t really exist without the

In fact, they’re actually “pairs.” Without each other, neither
can exist. It just doesn’t make sense. You can’t have up
without down.

We all understand that now.

But how many times do we try to cram our lives with
happiness – and remove every last drop of sadness?

The truth is that in order for you to experience true
happiness in your life, you must experience sadness. It’s
required. Without sadness, we really can’t even understand
what happiness is.

Yet how many of us struggle and fight against sadness when it
comes into our lives?

We think that we should ONLY be experiencing the good,
the positive, the happy. We MUST be thinking positively at
all times. And if we don’t, we blame ourselves for failing.

Is this a realistic way to live your life? Are YOU addicted to
only experiencing the “good” in life?

Are you TRULY embracing the “duality” of your life

Remember, you cannot throw only the heads side of a coin.
The tails side always goes with it. In order to have happiness,
you must also experience sadness. If you wish, consider it a
“credit” toward future happiness.

Dolly Parton describes it much more eloquently: “If you
want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.”

In other words, and quite simply: It’s all good.

Stop judging individual experiences, and how “good” or
“bad” they are. Just enjoy and embrace all your life adventures.
And when seemingly negative things happen,
remember that it’s just the duality of life. It’s just the other
side of the coin. It’s required. It’s part of the equation.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rules of Happiness - Say Yes More

“I will say yes to every favour, request,
suggestion and invitation. I will swear
to say yes where once I would say no.”
– Danny Wallace

“No!” is a wonderful word.

It’s powerful, it’s universally understood, and it stops
everything in its tracks. By saying no, you’re instantly
slamming the door and holding it shut, ensuring nothing else
gets through.

But how many of us say “No!” way too often?

You see, “No” really holds us back in life. It closes us off to
many of life’s wonderful experiences, and causes us to resist
what happens around us.

When we say no, we’re swimming against the current. When
we say yes, we’re swimming with the current.

Which do you think is easiest? Which produces less stress?
Which is faster, and more enjoyable?

We say “NO!” to life’s funny randomness, when a passing bus
splashes rainwater all over our new jeans. We shout “NO!” to
our emotions, resisting and fighting grief, when our pet rat
passes away. We yell “NO!” when we don’t get that
promotion, which we’d been working so hard to achieve.

Long story short: we say NO to everything, too often.

We fight against what happens to us in life, rather than
allowing it to be as it is. We resist it, rather than accepting it.
We say “No!” rather than saying “Yes” – or even just “Okay.”

By saying “Yes!” more to life, we go with the flow. Things
become more enjoyable and positive, less stressful and
anxious, and often the situation turns out for the better


And what about saying “Yes!” more socially too? Say “Yes!”
when you’re invited to that party. Say “Yes!” when you’re
asked if you’d like lunch with the boys. Say “Yes!” when
you’ve asked to go on that speed dating night, which you
wouldn’t normally even consider.

(That’s what Danny Wallace did in his great comedy cum
self-help book “Yes Man.” He said yes more. It changed his

So, if you’d like to flow more with the current of life... If
you’d like to inject a little more excitement into your day... If
you’d like to enjoy the random twist and turns of fate...


The Australians call it a “bias for yes.” The Spanish say “Si a
todo.” Buddhists describe it as flowing with the river of life.

Try it out, even if just for a week. It’ll change your world.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet
To make all your friends feel like there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best
To be just as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble 

The Optimist Creed